There are many things that anger students in the current economic crisis. However, more recent betrayals have really hit home for this generation.
Cuts to education have affected us dramatically, for instance the range of subjects have become extremely limited. Vocational subjects that allow students who don’t excel academically to gain useful skills have been cut.
One of the reasons for this is that teachers are being made redundant; many of my peers have been told that they’re unable to pursue their interests in child development, health and social care and performing arts, all because of vicious cuts. Now our schools are gradually becoming academies. They’re transforming into businesses discriminating against the poor - even the food is now extortionate.
Another aspect of the government’s attacks that directly affects our generation is exam grade boundaries. The increase of these makes it almost impossible to achieve good grades.
This becomes a class issue when privately educated students are privileged with small classes, well paid qualified teachers and better equipment. This means they achieve high grades bringing up school averages and therefore grade boundaries, keeping the working class out of university and well paid jobs.
These are only a few of the many attacks that especially target the younger generations and the struggle posed by the Tory government’s austerity.
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